A little look at where I've been sipping and grazing as of late.
TAMO | Seaport District
Recently I attended an intimate gathering and new menu preview at Tamo in the Seaport Hotel. Here, guests can enjoy cuisine and libations at the contemporary bar, next door in the comfy living room couches with waterfront views through the lofty floor to ceiling windows, or al fresco on the terrace. It's a perfect spot to pop in and relax if you find yourself in the area. We stayed well into the evening enjoying many more apps, glasses of wine, port and delicious desserts. My favorites:Fire Tini | fire puncher jalapeno vodka, atsby vermouth, olive brine. empura fried california roll topped with BBQ eel. TAMO Crisps | green thumb farms potatoes, roasted garlic, goat cheese, herbs. ousemade with marinara and mozzarella.Chinese Eggplant & Calamari | .
Stoddard's | Ladder District, Downtown Crossing
A post long-workday watering hole, Stoddard's Fine Food & Ale exudes a classic historical opulence with pressed tin ceilings and antique gadgets on display. Pull up a chair at the the richly wooded sprawling bar, hand carved in West Yorkshire, UK, for great cocktails, a huge selection of beer on draft and in casks, and maybe some hors d'oeuvres...
The kitchen at West Bridge in Kendall Square links sophisticated French cooking with New England comforts. Meals like this one make me wish I was a little more on top of things with the camera, to reminisce! But I captured the best part (you must order it if you go): Egg in a Jar | duck egg, hen of the woods mushrooms, pomme puree, crisp skin. The cocktail program is excellent, as well. Heatwave | mezcal, averna, ginger, lime, jalapeno. An End to Feral Days | aged cachaca, amari, sherri, bitters.